Kelly & Mick

It’s always easy to see why Thailand is a hot spot for Australian couples as they plan their destination weddings and today? We’re off to Koh Samui for the beautiful destination Thailand wedding of Kelly & Mick. Captured by White Shutter Photography, the couple wanted a day that was intimate, full of love and most of all – full of family. Their beachside ceremony was filled with only their favourite people, celebrating with guests at a tropical sit down dinner before they danced under the balmy Thailand sky.

The couple met at work, telling ” There was always something between us but maybe the timing wasn’t right. We stayed friends for many years until finally, we kissed on Kelly’s birthday. Thinking back, both of us had a thing for each other well before we got together.”

Kelly and Mick chose Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui for their wedding, the resort taking care of every detail- from the planning to the florals, legalities and styling. Kelly tells “The entire wedding took place at the stunning Four Seasons Resort in Koh Samui. We booked a beautiful villa for the day of the wedding and the night after. The resort is stunning and has amazing beaches and is surrounded by beautiful lush rainforest. It was so much more amazing than we ever expected it to be. The staff were so attentive and caring making sure our day was absolutely perfect and ran smoothly.

Worawan was a blessing in disguise. She is the wedding planner for the Four Seasons and took such good care of us in the lead-up and on the day. Nothing was too hard for her and she was extremely well organised.”

The bride found her strapless ballgown online, telling “I was after a fitted strapless gown that reflected the relaxed beach atmosphere of our wedding. I ordered my dress online because I didn’t want to spend thousands on my dress as this was not the most important detail for me. Getting married in a tropical and luxurious location was far more important to us.”

The bride was walked down the aisle by her eldest son and the couple’s two children to KC & Jojo’s “All My Life”.

Of the ceremony, the bride remembers “We chose to have only our closest relatives with us for the entire day. We wanted it to be very personalised and wrote our own vows. It was honest, heartfelt and incredibly emotional.”

“I love the fact that I got to marry the man of my dreams in such an amazing place! Dream wedding to my dream man really.”

Stunning orchids with pink centres were included throughout the day, Kelly told “I chose Phalaenopsis Orchids in white and purple in a cascading bouquet. I felt this was a great choice for the exotic, tropical and luxurious feel we were aiming for. The groom wore a single Phalaenopsis Orchid in the same colour with a small touch of greenery.”

“Where do I begin!” says Kelly when asked about her photographer. “Anne is not just a photographer but an amazingly talented lady who captured the real us on our special day in Koh Samui, Thailand. She goes outside the square to create images that are like no other. Everyone comments on the waterfall pics & we are so glad we went in the water. Thank you, beautiful lady, you are truly one of a kind.”

The couple’s children were at every part of the day, including the intimate dinner reception. “The one thing that was most important us was that our children were included in the celebrations” explains the bride.

The couple danced to the tropical breeze. “On the lovely balmy evening overlooking the ocean, we danced to the acoustic version of Everlong by Foo Fighters. Our children joined us for the second half of the song and we shared our first dance with them” remembers  Kelly.

Congratulations Kelly and Mick! Thank you for sharing your beautiful day with us! Thank you also to White Shutter Photography for sharing today’s celebration!